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why is my screen black when i log in and someone want me to grant them to take lindens


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First thing.... Whatever you do, do not grant permission to debit your account to anyone unless you know exactly what you are doing.  This is an old scam, a common way for con artists to clean out a newbie's entire L$ balance.

Second order of business .... Go to Preferences >> Graphics >>> Hardware Settings and disable OpenGL Vertex Buffer Objects  (VBO).  That ought to solve the black screen problem.  If not, you may need to disable HTTP Textures as well. You do not need to log in to SL to make those changes in Preferences.  When you are at the login screen, type CTRL + P or, if your viewer has the option, click the Setup or Preferences link in the upper left corner of the login screen.

 ETA:  It occurs to me that the con artist with the debit request may be trying another old scam.  A newbie who doesn't know how to use his camera yet can be fooled into thinking that he has "gone blind" if the con artist simply drops a black box over his head.  The scam is to offer to restore your sight for a price.  Hence the request for debit permission.  Use your mouse wheel to scroll out and then use Alt + arrow keys to move your camera around and see if the black goes away.  If so, you are in a box.  TP to somewhere else.

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First thing.... Whatever you do, do not grant permission to debit your account to anyone unless you know exactly what you are doing.  This is an old scam, a common way for con artists to clean out a newbie's entire L$ balance.

Second order of business .... Go to Preferences >> Graphics >>> Hardware Settings and disable OpenGL Vertex Buffer Objects  (VBO).  That ought to solve the black screen problem.  If not, you may need to disable HTTP Textures as well. You do not need to log in to SL to make those changes in Preferences.  When you are at the login screen, type CTRL + P or, if your viewer has the option, click the Setup or Preferences link in the upper left corner of the login screen.

 ETA:  It occurs to me that the con artist with the debit request may be trying another old scam.  A newbie who doesn't know how to use his camera yet can be fooled into thinking that he has "gone blind" if the con artist simply drops a black box over his head.  The scam is to offer to restore your sight for a price.  Hence the request for debit permission.  Use your mouse wheel to scroll out and then use Alt + arrow keys to move your camera around and see if the black goes away.  If so, you are in a box.  TP to somewhere else.

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I Totally agree with miss Loon DO NOT GRANT THEM THE LINDENS AND REPORT WHEN YOU GET BACK ON IMMEDIATELY TAKE A SCREEN SHOT

 

and to add with th black screen issue....

Well hello! Im sorry you are having issues...i had the same issue andi fixed it...here are the different ways i had to fix it...i was ghosting and having OTHER very frustrating major issues logging in.....i hope it helps

 

When u try logging in to Secondlife what areu getting after u log in...(blue screen of death?) If so you need to clear your cache (you can do that in preferences CONTOL+P)........then go to your net work folder clear your cache in there (that shows you where you are storing your cache in your computer~ which you will need to manually go clear~or you cad cheat and see the file path it takes u when u open it up and click your Sl name...clear that-CLICK APPLY)...clear your inventory cache and your normal cache while you are still in your network folder....then clear your browser cache...(in your web folder)...then clear bothof the browser caches (after that CLICK APPLY)...then do control+alt+D to go to your advanced menu....clear your group cache....then log out.....then you log back in you will see that it will take forver to get your Sl screen bck for log in but its ok....its clearing your caches...relax...get a cup of coffee and by the time u get back you can try to log back in.....

 

When your get back on you will need to check your inventory.....it will reset down to 1000 out of what ever u have...be patient as it reloads....you reload it by pressing  "A"...let it cycle through...then "E"....then let that cycle through...then "I" then let that cycle through......the "O" then let that cycle through...and  "U" let it cycle through..then press "ZZZ" let that cycle through....also then other words ifu dot see all of it...i know its annoying...but sit back...get a cup of coffee...check your email...goon facebook...as it cycles...iknow its annoying (and ihave over 145,000 in my inventory to go through~i feel your pain~LOL)

 

Do you have an alt? if so try loggin in to that....and you can log in then pay yourself 1L or have a friedn u trust with that alt If that fails....

Try loggin into a different Region...here is a list

  • Smith
  • Exeuxoa
  • Anzere
  • Violet
  • Helfell
  • Lime
  • Aqua
  • Squall
  • Itress

IF you can get back on change your group tag to (none)....some times strange characters like "<" and  ">" gets messed up thus making your loggin in a big issue

 

Some times turning off your moden helps (i mean unplug it...not for 30 seconds...for 3-5 minutes) AND restart your computer (not restart..but FULL SHUT DOWN...for at least 3-5 minutes) see some times your processor has information stuck in it still and it take a little while for it to all go to "0"...or completely clear.

If you are STILL having issues conduduct a Speed test.... http://www.speedtest.com this will tell you if your internet is compatable with what SL requires.

 

Keep trying to login to a different Region. if you cant log in. Some regions do a restart and you cannot go until its finished with its restart...even regions need to clear their cache....LOL

 

please contact me in world if  you  need help...it will be my pleasure to help you in world

 

 

 

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